Australia's top medical body has declared climate change a health emergency.The Australian Medical Association has warned climate change could have severe health consequences for vulnerable people in Australia and the Pacific.
Child sex offenders could face life behind bars under laws to be re-introduced to federal parliament next week.
Australia's Catholic bishops say tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter put profits before people and should be fined for spreading fake news and offensive content.
Hurricane Dorian has unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummelling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.
A British man allegedly involved in fatal hit-and-run near Tweed Heads will be extradited to face court in NSW after he was caught trying to leave the country on a one-way ticket.
Townsville's thin blue line will be bolstered earlier than planned in a bid to shore up regional votes for a Labor state government wracked with scandals and poor polling.
The man who killed seven people and wounded 22 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas was fired from his trucking job hours before the massacre, media and officials report.
Environmentalists say parts of a Queensland property set aside for a small and protected marsupial has been burnt down.
Australia risks being swamped by a new wave of boat people if it lets a Tamil asylum seeker family remain in the country, the prime minister says.
The Morrison government has been accused of playing cynical politics with asylum-seeker boat arrivals, as it faces immense public pressure over the deportation of a Tamil family.